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Japan: Taiko No Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! Is Number One This Week

It is Wednesday which means it is time to see how the various software releases and also hardware have performed this week in Japan thanks to the team at Media Create. This week the entire top ten is filled with games on Nintendo platforms. The number one title this week is the recently released Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! It should also come as no surprise that it is once again the Nintendo Switch which is the best-selling system.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! (Bandai Namco, 07/19/18) – 69,984 (New)
  2. [NSW] Octopath Traveler (Square Enix, 07/13/18) – 22,438 (132,550)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 21,913 (2,469,695)
  4. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 07/13/18) – 20,547 (62,399)
  5. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, 06/22/18) – 19,709 (247,161)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 16,265 (138,051)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,435 (1,641,109)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (The Pokemon Company, 11/17/17) – 7,554 (1,676,067)
  9. [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 07/13/18) – 7,188 (21,746)
  10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 7,1173 (1,050,891)
  11. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 6,407 (566,171)
  12. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 5,695 (1,772,133)
  13. [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (SIE, 05/25/18) – 4,613 (94,973)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 4,354 (425,839)
  15. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit (Nintendo, 04/20/18) – 3,842 (205,809)
  16. [NSW] Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, 05/04/18) – 3,378 (193,708)
  17. [PS4] Mary Skelter 2 (Compile Heart, 07/12/18) – 2,986 (13,356)
  18. [PS4] The Crew 2 (Ubisoft, 06/29/18) – 2,728 (35,004)
  19. [PS4] New Gundam Breaker (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 06/21/18) – 2,639 (84,716)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 2,614 (2,903,441)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 53,745 (50,239)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,035 (12,431)
  3. New 2DS LL – 8,296 (4,176)
  4. PlayStation 4 Pro – 6,274 (5,165)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 4,277 (4,112)
  6. New 3DS LL – 2,844 (2,507)
  7. Xbox One – 709 (47)
  8. 2DS – 437 (448)
  9. Xbox One X – 56 (32)

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14 comments

  1. 16 Nintendo games in the top 20 is pretty remarkable. Shame that the stock issues for Octopath have pushed it into 2nd. It would definitely have added much more than 20k if there were more available. I’m sure it did well digitally though

  2. make no mistake, the sole reasson why taiko drum is #1 this week is because octopath Traveler is out of stock.

  3. There are no stock issues with Octopath Traveler or Captain Toad, just people making excuses for the usual fall off in Switch game sales the week after its debut. It happens with all Switch games.

    1. Yeah yeah yeah, except Square Enix of Japan officially apologized on Twitter for stock shortages and when they restocked with all they had left it sold out in 3 hours so Square made second apology and as of now vast majority of Japanese stock is sold out. It’s always beautiful to see idiots like you making comments without any knowledge of the situation.

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